You as the client can play a vital role in your personal injury case. Your attorney is the expert on personal injury law, but you are the eyewitness who saw what happened. One of the best things you can do in a personal injury case is to provide you attorney with specific evidence and raw information that they can then use to prove your case.
The specific evidence you will need to gather will depend on your specific situation, including the types of injuries and the types of accident, but the following are almost always helpful:
- Pictures or videos of the accident scene, including the surrounding area
- Witness testimony
- Medical records
Take a number of photos with your smartphone from different angles so that you have options later. It’s better to have too many than too little. You should also want to shoot video, but it is important to take photos rather than trying to do screen grabs from a video. Make sure the date and time are on the photos.
You should take photos of the weather on the day of the accident, road marking, streetlights, skid marks, store signs, wet spots or leaks, damage to property, and your injuries. If possible, take photos of your physical injuries over time to show how they progressed.
If there are witnesses at the scene, be sure to note who they are, especially if they are not included in the police report. Look for people who saw or could have witnesses what happened and get their information for safekeeping. Notify your attorney of any witnesses as soon as possible so they can speak with them while the information they have is fresh.
When you are injured, it is important to see a doctor immediately and to follow their treatment recommendations – especially if you are referred to another specialist. You should ensure that you accurately describe your injuries and limitations to the doctor. It may also help to keep a record of your appointments and medical bill receipts.
THE SCOTT LAW FIRM’S PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS CAN HELP!
Evidence can be very important to a personal injury case, and it is even more important that the evidence is presented in the correct way.
That is why it is important to hire one of the personal injury lawyers at The Scott Law Firm who can guide you through the legal process while they fight on your behalf. Contact us today!